The publications housed in the Magid Center are staffed, designed, managed, and written by UI undergraduate and select graduate students. They provide students with the educational experience of producing a literary magazine, as well as the chance to run meetings/improve interpersonal skills, gain valuable editorial/proofreading experience, gain marketing/design experience, practice professional workplace behavior, share work publicly, build community relationships, and work with established authors.

The Magid Center for Writing is home to:

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Boundless/Translate Iowa Project

Published by the Translate Iowa Project, a student organization at the University of Iowa dedicated to undergraduate translation in all its forms: literary, environmentally, and culturally, Boundless is a partnership between the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the Magid Center for Writing.

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Cave Writing Magazine

Cave Writing Magazine is a monthly online publication that featured literary chapters of larger works. We provide a space for novelists and longer form writers that are not traditionally represented in magazines on campus.

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The University of Iowa's original undergraduate literary review, earthwords strives to showcase the creative works of UI undergraduates in literature and the arts while providing students with the educational experience of producing a literary magazine.

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Fools Magazine is a student-run arts and culture magazine in Iowa City that is a partnership between the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Magid Center for Writing.

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Horizon Magazine provides undergraduate students an opportunity to create a professional literary magazine in real-time, with a goal to explore and express happiness in the world with curated pieces centered on the optimistic side of literature. The magazine takes the form of a saddle-stitched print publication, released once a semester. Accepting fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

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Ink Lit Mag

Created by and for students, Ink Lit Mag is an undergraduate literary review housed in the Magid Center for Writing, dedicated to showcasing the works of first year students and alumni of the Iowa Writer's Living-Learning Community.

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Iowa Chapbook Prize

The Iowa Chapbook Prize is dedicated to capturing emerging literary voices among undergraduates currently enrolled in colleges or universities in the state of Iowa.

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New Moon Magazine

New Moon Magazine is a monthly literary journal that comes in the form of just one sheet of paper, printed front and back with flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and short poetry from undergraduates. It promotes the literary voices of undergraduates by providing the University and Iowa City community consistent, curated access to those voices.

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Prison Writing Project

The University of Iowa Prison Writing Project connects the writing community on campus with prison writing communities in Iowa and beyond. We seek to foster and support writing and self-expression by the imprisoned and believe that these voices offer unique contributions to the literary landscape. We believe that when the work of inside writers is championed, both inside and outside populations benefit.

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The snapshots magazine involves writers, artists, educators, and anyone who wants to help in creating a magazine that is accessible to children ages 4-14. By working closely with the children’s hospital, they hope to make a positive impact in the community through fundraising, community service, and appreciation of the arts.

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Wilder Things

Wilder Things is a semesterly publication dedicated to uplifting speculative literature in academic settings. It centers itself around combating elitism in the academic literary canon and publishes intercollegiate work from around the world. Its genres include, but are not limited to: science fiction, fantasy, horror, comedy, historical, romance, and mythos.